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Connected Hearts in The NEWS

ABC Columbia

Columbia, SC

Nov 16, 2021

There’s a new list of charity angels as we head into the holiday season. Tuesday, South Carolina Secretary of State Mark Hammond released his Angels of 2021 list. It highlights charities that give the largest percentage of donations to the actual cause.

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WYFF GREENVILLE

Greenville, SC

Nov 16, 2021

South Carolina Secretary of State Mark Hammond announced Tuesday the Angels of 2021. Fifteen Angels were recognized at a press conference in Columbia.

Hammond said the Angels honored represent organizations that exemplify charitable giving in South Carolina. Representatives from all organizations were in attendance to receive a plaque and recognition from Secretary Hammond. The Angels recognized, with the percentage of their expenditures that went toward their program services, are listed below. Those recognized are listed in alphabetical order and are NOT ranked by the Secretary of State.

Columbia County Magazine

Evans, GA

November 14th, 2017

"The organization provides adoption funding to help families raise money to bring their child home. Once the child is home, the ministry also offers a medical sponsorship program to help families pay for their child’s ongoing medical expenses. As part of its foster care program, the ministry provides duffle bags filled with essential and personal items for children when they enter foster care. The bags include items such as hygiene products, clothing, blankets, a stuffed animal, a Bible and coloring books."

Columbia County Magazine

Evans, GA

January 20, 2017

"Since the Christian nonprofit organization was founded by the couple four years ago, it has provided families with more than $300,000 in adoption or medical funding for 40 children in the United States, India, China, Latvia, Bulgaria and Africa. Children that have found forever homes through the ministry include those with birth defects and medical conditions ranging from brain cancer to hearing impairments."

Philadelphia Inquirer

Philadelphia, PA

August, 24 2016

"At the end of long days of preschool teaching and parenting, Monica researched and wrote grants to help with the adoption costs. They secured financial sponsors through Connected Hearts Ministry, and a corporate donor kicked in the last $9,000 they needed - enough for David, Monica, Nathanial, and Savannah to travel to China in April and bring home their son."

San Antonio Express News

San Antonio, TX

March 21, 2015

"They’ve held many fundraisers, selling T-shirts or homemade pies or tote bags. In some cases, the family has covered every expense; in other cases, grants or donations covered part of the expense. Adopting Lillie Pearl from China cost about $36,000; a charity called Connected Hearts Ministry helped raise $10,000 toward the expense."